Established Chaki string instrument, Contrabass Shop in Bunkyo-Area, Tokyo
Established a new office in the current address and started importing violin, viola, cello as a general string instrument store
Hosted the "Exhibition for String Instrument" and published a collection of fine old stringed instruments (held annually until 1981)Â
Sold a Stradivarius Violin for the first time (ex-Dancla made in 1710)Â
The firm reorganized as âBunkyo Gakki Manufacturing Co., Ltd.Â
Our original violin brand "Pygmalius" was officially announcedÂ
Held a "Bow Fair" with a number of old bows at Shinjuku Sunroute Hotel Â
Issued Book â and â ¡ of "Violin making, as it was, and is" Â
Organized a contrabass concert by "Gary Karr"
Organized the "Violin from all over the World, Dream Festival" at the Ikebukuro Mitsukoshi, and exhibited almost 50 old instruments by makers such as Stradivari and Guarneri Del Gesu, and almost 120 french bows by master makers such as Tourte. Â
A small size of Pygmalius was noted by Dorothy Delay and selected for Mr. Godoshimi's use.
Launched "Pygmalius", string magazine (issued for ten years up until No. 40) . Â
Established "Archet" bow maker as a subsidiaryÂ
Commenced support activities of young musicians in collaboration with our music officeÂ
Awarded Certificate of appreciation from the Metropolitan Police Department for assistance in identifying a Stradivari Violin stolen from New York which was brought to our firm.
We cooperated in the apprehension of the international instrument thieves.
Released CD played by cellist Kenichiro Tokunaga and produced by Koichi Sugiyama, featuring fine instruments (Stradivari, Goffriller, Montagnana and Amati) which were in our collection,Â
EstablishedÂ London branch
KUNITAKA OHSE won gold medal in the cello bow category at the VSA international competitionÂ
Issued book â ¢ of "Violin making, as it was, and is"Â
Established "Violino Co., Ltd." as a subsidiary company by independently opening the violin manufacturing department. Â
Reorganized into Bunkyo Gakki Co., Ltd.Â
Established "C's", violin making class
Renewed showroom of Bunkyo Gakki
Reopened WEB site of Bunkyo Gakki
Renewed the Bunkyo instrument web site
Relocated office to Hongo due to Rebuilding Head Office
Began marketing the company with the concept âFun and Benefitâas a stringed instrument specialty store.
TOVIC (Tobik) âÂ
Opened Tokyo Violin Trade Center on 30th April to create a 'Global Open Market'
Held a series of concerts by Yoko Kubo, violinist representative of Japan as "Kubo YokoâsÂ Bach" which was held six times in total.
Held a series of concerts by Yoko Kubo, violinist representative of Japan as "Kubo YokoâsÂ Mozart" which was held ten times in total.
Held a series of concerts by Yoko Kubo, violinist representative of Japan as "Kubo YokoâsÂ Beethoven" ,welcoming cellist Koh Iwasaki, which was held seven times in total.
Organized a Concert "MION ~ sound connecting to the future VOL.1" as a culmination of salon Â· concert and lesson held at Bunkyo Civic Center small hall
Held a series of concerts by Yoko Kubo, violinist representative of Japan as "Kubo YokoâsÂ Concertos" held seven times in total.
Yuki Hori assumes the position of Representative Director and president. Former president Yasukaze Chaki appointed Chairman and Representative Director Â
To pursue intrinsic customer satisfaction, we closed the Hongo store to concentrate our efforts at the Koishikawa store, and started business development with a new concept and brand imageÂ
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